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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Barbara Forbes

Barbara Ann Forbes (Sullivan)

Friday, August 30th, 1940 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Barbara Forbes, age 78, of Hudson, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at her residence. She was born August 30, 1940, daughter of the late Benjamin and Elsie Smith Sullivan.

She was a beloved educator for 30 years. Following her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering her time by visiting those in hospice care, both at home and in the facility.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Sullivan; one great nephew, Andrew Tuck; step-mother, Vera Sullivan.

Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Yulonda Forbes (Randy Minton) of Hickory; sister-in-law, Henrietta Sullivan of Hudson; two nieces, Lisa Tuck (Victor) of Roanoke, VA, Kim Jarrett-Riley (Gene) of Hickory; great-nephews, David Jarrett (Leslie) of Leland, NC, Alex Jarrett of Hickory; numerous family members and close friends.

The family would like to thank Caldwell Hospice staff for their love and care through the journey. A special thanks to the following caregivers, Janet Dillard, Krista Hunt McCorkle, Mary Jackson, Tonya Helton and Dottie Taylor. Your love for her has not gone unnoticed.

The family will receive friends at Mackie Funeral Home on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 PM with her cousin, Rev. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC or Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, or any other church funded program, 1787 Cajah Mtn. Road, Hudson, NC 28638.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Mackie Funeral Home
    35 Duke Street
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 2:00pm
    Mackie Funeral Home Chapel
    35 Duke Street
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    Rev. Thomas Smith
  • Interment

    Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
    1787 Cajah Mountain Rd.
    HUDSON, NC 28638
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Lynn Smith and Meredith Smith Friga

Posted at 08:27pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Vickey Roberts

Posted at 06:47pm
Dear Yulonda, Find some comfort in knowing your Mother is now free and soaring with wings wide open. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers now and for many days to come.


Posted at 01:35pm
Yulonda so sorry for your loss. I remember all of you with fond memories. You loved your mother and I know how much she loved you. May God richly bless you Love Pearl Setzer

Lisa and Victor Tuck

Posted at 12:42pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult...
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The Jarretts (David, Leslie and Charlotte)

Posted at 08:30pm
Yulonda - Aunt Barbara was such a special person that impacted the lives of so many people in positive ways. You were such a great daughter to her.
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